Prism Sound is to hold a second training event in the North of England following last year’s audio test and measurement, with the aim of introducing engineers to the practical and theoretical aspects of accurately measuring audio for a wide variety of applications.
The seminar will be held in conjunction with Prism Sound’s UK partners TTid, and will take place at the University of Huddersfield from May 30th-31st.
Simon Woollard, applications engineer for Prism Sound, said: “Our first training event at Duxford in 2011 was sold out, and attended by over 60 engineers from many different sectors of the audio industry. Audio engineering is now a highly diverse discipline, with engineers working on designing, installing, servicing and manufacturing a huge range of electronic and electroacoustic devices.
“For this reason it is very important that we organise training days such as this, to ensure that we can keep every corner of the audio industry up-to-date with the latest in test and measurement techniques. Engineers are facing increasing pressure on their time budgets, so anything that we can do to help disseminate information on improving the efficiency and scope of their audio testing is gratefully received, as evidenced by our very popular on-going program of webinars and seminars in this field.”
The first day will focus on the basics of audio measurement and will include sessions on objective and subjective measurement correlation; audio measurement units, single-tone audio measurements; FFT’s; Sweeps and Digital Audio. There will also be a general introduction session to start the day, as well as a Q&A wrap up.Article continues below
The second day will be devoted to practical measurement workshops where delegates will be offered the opportunity to apply the theory covered in day one. Furthermore, there will be plenty of opportunity to test ADCs, DACs and digital interfaces along with power amplifiers, loudspeakers, soundcards, Mic pres, Bluetooth and playback-only devices. Again, the day will conclude with a Q&A session to ensure that all delegates have understood the workshops.
Delegates will have access to Prism Sound’s audio test and measurement instruments including the revolutionary dScope Series III instrument, which includes precision analogue and highly-optimised digital outputs and inputs, throughout both days.
As places are limited, those wishing to take part should register their interest by visiting www.prismsound.com/test_measure/event_reg.php?eid=138 Delegates are also encouraged to suggest topics they would like to see covered on the second. Entry costs £45 per day, plus VAT. Limited places are also available, free of charge, for students enrolled on audio engineering programmes.